Last time I posted, I was trying to decide between to song ideas that I'd already partially written to submit as the final song for my class. Well, it turns out that I'm supposed to be writing a new song from scratch. I guess I should have remembered that from before.
Just before I figured this out, I was in the library looking over news magazine, mostly with cover stories about the big win the Republicans pulled off in the mid-term elections. This was juxtaposed with a news story I'd just heard on the radio concerning 19 races in New Hampshire that were up for recount because they were decided by less than 1% of the vote. Some mandate.
And the title came to me: "The Pendulum Swings." And I was going to write that song for the class.
But, unfortunately, the deadline is very short, less than a week from now, and that song is going to take a lot of metaphor juggling to make it work. So, with three songs in development, I am adding a fourth title, "When the Kids Are Gone," which I had no more than a title in my notes for until now. But I know where I'm going with this one, and I think I can get it done in time.
Wish me luck.